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Auto Return Belt-Drive Turntable

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The L-A10's design objective was to provide performance and features at a price easily accessible to anyone.

Among it's many features, two in particular stand out.

The low-mass straight tonearm that provide excellent tracking ability and low distortion while keeping resonant frequencies at bay.

The silent and powerful belt drive system utilizes a precision synchronous motor.

The belt-drive system neatly isolates the turntable platter from vibration, and smooths rotation, so your records sound as clear as can be, without a hint of audible wow or flutter or rumble.

Another feature we've given the L-A10 is end of play auto-return and shut-off, which protects both record and stylus, and at the same time provides you with the convenience you deserve.

You'll also find up-front controls, including cueing, that are accessible with the dust cover down.

All in all, the L-A10 represents one of the best buys on the market.


Type: AC synchronous motor

Drive system: belt drive

Wow and flutter: 0.045% WRMS

Signal to noise ratio: 66dB

Platter: 300mm die-cast aluminium alloy

Type: statically balanced straight arm

Effective length: 220mm

Overhang: 15mm

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Cartridge weight range: 8.5 to 11.5g

Operation mode: auto return

Dimensions: 420 x 115 x 350mm

Weight: 4.5kg


service manual  English

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JVC Platter Removal Tip!

The JVC L-A10 Turntable Platter is press-fit to a knurled spindle. The table is very flimsy, so pounding the spindle out of the platter is not recommended. Instead, remove the bottom plate from the turntable (many screws). If you look at the spindle bearing from below there is a phillips head screw in the grease pocket. Loosen the screw and Viola! the platter will slide off like butter!

Replacing the belt

Before I buy a new belt, What is involved in replacing the belt?
Is it something I can do?
Do I have to remove the turntable to replace the belt?

Thank you for any information,


Platter Removal

I had to fix one and I thought someone must have crazy-glued the platter to the spindle. Actually, it's a friction fit with machined surfaces. I had to whale on the spindle, while gripping the platter, (Gently,of course!) with a hammer to separate the two. I wonder if it mentions this in the service manual, there must be a better procedure!